In a shocking twist of events, incumbent president Paul Biya won the required number of electoral votes in a hotly contested campaign on Monday, October 22, making him the 2nd and longest serving President of Cameroon.
The newly named president-elect also earned the ire of many famous faces in the Cameroon entertainment industry, who during the night posted their shock and disappointment at his mind-blowing lead in the polls over opposition candidate, Maurice Kamto.
According to the Constitutional Council, Biya had a landslide victory over his opponents even though many Cameroonians have slammed the results, claiming the president rigged the elections.
Dear #dcoders, its with great sorrow we announce to you that incumbent president #PaulBiya will continue his reign as president of the Republic of Biyaroon. If you didnt know, he’s been president for 36years already and claims Cameroonians VOTED for him to remain in power. . . Please take heart guys, as we plunge into 7 more years of the force of experience. Congrats Pa Paul. May you live long (Sent by a fan) #cameroon #politics
Here’s a sampling of reactions from some Cameroonian celebrities and after Biya’s win was announced in the late hours of Monday morning.